The Enid Wonnacott Fund was established in 2019 after the passing of NOFA-VT’s beloved Executive Director. Enid Wonnacott led NOFA-VT with grace, humor, and humility for thirty-one years. Enid changed Vermont for the better and created an aspirational model for our country’s organic food movement. What we remember Enid most for, however, is how she brought people together. She cared for people and used food as a tool to build community. Enid spun a web of connection, support, and relationship that wove together into a broad, strong movement. Enid left us far too early, and the Enid Wonnacott Fund assures that her values and legacy are carried forward long into NOFA-VT’s future.
During the first year of the Enid Wonnacott Fund in 2020, funds were used to support our organization through our leadership transition into the next chapter. Funds were also used to support core programs Enid cherished like the mobile pizza oven, which became the “Feeding Those Who Feed Us” project during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The remainder of the funds are stewarded as long-term nourishment of Enid’s memory through the community-building, joyous work that she loved. The fund will support NOFA-VT’s ongoing community-building work to foster vibrant agricultural communities, crucial for thriving agriculture. This fund will support some of our signature programs that Enid lovingly created to bring people together joyfully around food, farming, and nourishing relationships. In keeping with Enid’s visionary leadership, we will also use the fund to capture remarkable opportunities while holding on to the strong underpinnings of NOFA-VT’s work.
We will continue to steward and grow the Enid Wonnacott Fund into the future in honor of her enduring impact. We invite you to join us now to invest in the sustenance of Enid’s vision and values and to be part of our continuing work toward a healthier, wiser world. This is what Enid hoped for, and with you, we will make it happen.